The Limitations of Resiliency Alone
“Hustle, stick to it, the pain will eventually pay off.” The quivers of many self-proclaimed business gurus are filled with these paper-bullet admonitions. ‘More pain, more gain”—we treat the capacity to endure pain as its own special currency—the more you endure, the more currency you accumulate to tip the scales of success in your favor.
It’s from this ability to endure pain in the never-ending gauntlet of challenges that we convince ourselves of our heroic qualities. We treat the entrepreneur as a virtuous Don Quixote character slugging her or his way through the unrelenting headwinds of difficulty and failure.
Of course, it is true startups are indeed not easy. The onslaught of challenges they present is indeed unrelenting. The road less traveled is laden with an onslaught of obstacles. This is a dimension of most difficult tasks though.
This is also what makes hard endeavors so...
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